Upcycled Textile Bags (2013)


After discovering felt and Michaels :), I decided to clean up my closet and managed to put aside an enormous quantity of fabrics of the most varied textures and shapes that I didn't really want to discard. So, again with the help of my son, I managed to keep them, in a very neat way (at the beginning, of course), in very big and white IKEA boxes that seemed perfect for the job.

Experimenting with felt and wool, felt and linen or felt and silk combined was the next step, and soon I was making small and not so small clutches that I so enjoyed watching coming together.

From bottom to top, and for about a couple of years, these photos show how they evolved in style and purpose.


                   London, Ontario, Canada                                                                 Mónica Leitão Mota                                                       monicasthreads@outlook.com

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